Police Officer John Stanley Gordon

Police Officer John Stanley Gordon

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, February 28, 1951

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John Stanley Gordon

Officer Gordon died from head injury while chasing two suspicious people with his partner on Oxford Street near Clarion. During the chase, he crashed into a wall striking his head suffering a fractured skull. He was taken to St. Lukes hospital where he died shortly after arrival.

Officer Gordon served with the Philadelphia Police Department for nine years and was a member of the old motor bandit patrol. He was survived by his wife and three sons.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge 1599

Incident Details

  • Cause Accidental

foot pursuit, suspicious person

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Rest in peace Officer Gordon.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 28, 2021

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